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    Feminists are constantly telling women that ambition to become a high powered career women is the most fulfilling thing and that women should aspire to be more than "just a housewife". The thing is I have no idea anymore if this is actually true or if this is just a result of mainstream media ********ting me and socialising women to believe these... well... possibly.. myths.

    At 17, I abhor the idea of having children constantly saying that I don't want to get married and my dream is to work 12 hours a day and become a wealthy women with lots of cats But very recently, I admitted to myself that my biggest dream is to have a husband, still dont wanna have lots of kids but just to be like an awesome housewife, or maybe just having a job thats not incredibly demanding but allows me to be with my family and although people see me as this ambitious girl, I think that is the truth and that I've been in denial all these years.

    Feminists claim that women can have it all and that women want careers but do you really? is it just a lie? Are women being exploited for economic reasons benefical to the government and our economy?
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    I'm not sure what feminists you've been talking to, but that's absolutely not the point of feminism, which is equality of options. It's not that women HAVE to go for high powered careers or that women should aspire to more than "just" being a housewife, just that they should have the choice either way. If you want to stay home and have 5 kids that's just as justifiable as aiming to hit the top of the career ladder, as it should be for men too.
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    That's fine. It's part lie. Women aren't the same as men that's why men and women are not equal across all fields. From a government perspective that wants to increase GDP having women working long careers is beneficial to the economy because why would you not want to maximise the economic power of 50% of your population?

    For a job if you want to be a housewife look into a vocation you can do mostly at home such as blogging, advertising etc.
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    (Original post by justanotherchica)
    Feminists are constantly telling women that ambition to become a high powered career women is the most fulfilling thing and that women should aspire to be more than "just a housewife". The thing is I have no idea anymore if this is actually true or if this is just a result of mainstream media ********ting me and socialising women to believe these... well... possibly.. myths.

    At 17, I abhor the idea of having children constantly saying that I don't want to get married and my dream is to work 12 hours a day and become a wealthy women with lots of cats But very recently, I admitted to myself that my biggest dream is to have a husband, still dont wanna have lots of kids but just to be like an awesome housewife, or maybe just having a job thats not incredibly demanding but allows me to be with my family and although people see me as this ambitious girl, I think that is the truth and that I've been in denial all these years.

    Feminists claim that women can have it all and that women want careers but do you really? is it just a lie? Are women being exploited for economic reasons benefical to the government and our economy?
    Different women want different things... Some women genuinely do what to successful careers and be fully independent whereas others would like nothing more than to take care of the home / children and stay in the comfort of the home while the husband goes out and works. Each to their own.
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    (Original post by PlayWithMarkers)
    I'm not sure what feminists you've been talking to, but that's absolutely not the point of feminism, which is equality of options. It's not that women HAVE to go for high powered careers or that women should aspire to more than "just" being a housewife, just that they should have the choice either way. If you want to stay home and have 5 kids that's just as justifiable as aiming to hit the top of the career ladder, as it should be for men too.
    I agree with you but surely you have noticed that young girls now are being socialised in this way, to almost... hate men and believe that marriage is the worst thing and that careers are the best option for young women not that being independent is bad thing but society has become such a thing where being a mother or a wife is seen as "lazy" or "unambitious".
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    btw this is coming from someone who until like yesterday hated the idea of marriage or even having children and constantly looked down upon traditional roles and looked down on girls who opted for these choices. I just feel like I've been lied to..
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    No, feminists say that women should be able to choose any career or path in life that they want, whether that's a high-powered job or a housewife. A lot of people's opinions on feminism seem to come from the media but if you actually spoke a feminist themselves you'd probably get a very different response.
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    Do we really need two new threads a day on why people dislike feminism? The same conversation is happening and going round in circles on every thread.

    Is it so hard to comment your views on one of the many existing threads on feminism instead of starting a new sh*t storm just so your opinion is heard first?
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    Do we really need two new threads a day on why people dislike feminism? The same conversation is happening and going round in circles on every thread.

    Is it so hard to comment your views on one of the many existing threads on feminism instead of starting a new sh*t storm just so your opinion is heard first?
    Too many immature people feel threatened by something they can't coherently debate, do they just lash out.

    And it's a curse of the internet. Because people's voices can be heard, everybody has the absurd belief that they should be heard.
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    Do we really need two new threads a day on why people dislike feminism? The same conversation is happening and going round in circles on every thread.

    Is it so hard to comment your views on one of the many existing threads on feminism instead of starting a new sh*t storm just so your opinion is heard first?
    I didn't even see the other threads, otherwise yes I would have hopped on there. And besides i think it's a relevant question considering the fact that mainstream media and the education system follows a very similar narrative, often living little to no room for opinions that diverge from the prevalent leftist rhetoric that is dominating our society currently. DON'T BLAME US GIRLS FOR BEING CONFUSED ABOUT THE FACT THAT WHAT SOME OF US ACTUALLY WANT DOESN'T REALLY FIT IN TO THE NARRATIVE. I know everyone is saying you can be what you like but try saying you want to be a housewife in a classroom and just watch everyone look at you in pity and disgust, this has happened to me many many times.
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    you're smart for your age if you can see the truth now. You have these feminists who are already 30 years old, infertile and they convince themselves they're going to be happy raising cats till the age of 60
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